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 Australiana

The Greeks have made an enormous contribution to Australian cultural and social life, and this book vividly tells their story. Beginning with an examination of the conditions in Europe that led to migration, it details the role of the Greeks in Australian settlement, the tw... read more

The Greeks in Australia
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 Australiana

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic fl... read more

Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution
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 Australiana

DoP May 2009, Australia 234x156mm 208pp Hardcover This book is a dramatic and lively account of the encounters between Captain Cook, his crew and the Indigenous people of Australia during the Endeavour's first landing at Botany Bay, on Australia's east coast in 1770. These en... read more

Captain Cook Was Here
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 Australiana

The story of Australia, told from the woolsheds. 'For much of its history Australia has been described as riding on the sheep's back ...but if the country rode on anyone's back, it was on the aching, creaking, flexing spines of Australian shearers.' Armed with their blades, a sense... read more

The Shearers
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 Australiana

Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers' ploughs. History comes to life with Peter... read more

Ned Kelly
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 Australiana

The year 1913 was a fascinating and important time for Australians, although the events of the following year have tended to cast a retrospective shadow over it. In places as far apart as Antarctica, Papua and Great Britain, Australian ambitions were high; the new n... read more

Glorious Days: Australia 1913
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 Australiana

In 2007 a librarian at the Library and Archives Canada Library came across a fragile sheet of paper inserted inside a book. It was the playbill advertising an evening of entertainment that had taken place halfway across the world, over two centuries before. The playbill... read more

The Playbill and Its People
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Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awar... read more

Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788
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 Australiana

A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailor Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled... read more

Captain James Cook
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 Australiana

On Christmas Eve in 1882, an impromptu game of cricket was organised between the touring English Cricket team and a local side in the grounds of Rupertswood, a 50-room Italianate mansion in Sunbury, a 30-minute drive north of Melbourne. At dinner that night Rupe... read more

Great Australian Historic Hotels
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'Twas the billy that died with its boots on, a billy you couldn't replace. It lay on the ground, where it couldn't be found, 'cause the track was so hard to retrace.' With galloping rhythm and snappy rhyme, Stephen Whiteside's read-aloud poems portray the Australian outdoors, sporting life and animals... read more

The Billy that Died with its Boots On and Other Australian Verse
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Big cat scares have for generations haunted Victorians; stories of stock killed, claims of paw-prints left behind, rumours of 'beast' attacks only breeding the 'myth'. Often there was a large local response, with massive bushland hunts that focused on the notion of escaped lions, tigers or other big cats.

Snarls from the Tea-Tree: Big Cat Folklore
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